There’s nothing more beautiful than a neat and aesthetically appealing Instagram grid. Using some of the best photo editing apps can help you achieve a more appealing feed and images in general. Here are some of my favorite feeds that incorporate good editing and unity:
There are many elements that go into what I consider a good Instagram grid, and one of them is good photo editing. Finding a good photo editing app can be time consuming and frustrating. Especially when all you wants to do is create more content! I’ve narrowed down my own list of what I consider the best photo editing apps for you guys to try on your own photos. Scroll down for more content!
You’ve probably heard about this app over, and over again. That’s because it’s one of the best mobile photo editing apps that allows you to quickly make beautiful edits when you’re on the go. VSCO offers free filters, with the option to purchase more filter packages, and even a yearly subscription that gives you access to all of their filters. A manual editing mode is also available, which is pretty standard and straightforward to use. Anyone would appreciate the abilities that VSCO offers. VSCO however does not include selective editing abilities, but it’s still good to have installed on your phone for quick edits and a great selection of filters that will bring your photos to life.
(F2 preset + manual adjusments)
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2. Adobe Lightroom Classic / CC
Adobe Lightroom is my favorite photo editing app for it’s robust editing abilities. My favorite feature is being able to selectively edit specific areas of a photo (masking) using the brush tool. Other good features include adding fun gradient effects that you don’t see in more basic photo editing apps. Of course you get your basic editing options and the ability to store photos in the cloud so you can edit across your devices. There is a difference between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC which you can learn more about by clicking here. Overall, Lightroom is definitely considered the “gold standard” in photo editing software. The user interface makes this option highly appealing to people of all editing skill levels as well as the wide assortment tools and features to create stunning edits. By the way, Adobe does offer student and educator pricing for their Creative Cloud subscriptions. Click here for all of the details.
(Manual adjustments + masking)
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Instagram is a social media platform focused on visual content such as video and photos. Of course it would come loaded with a basic set of photo editing tools that allows you to perform edits that actually look good! Sometimes I find myself taking photos directly from Instagram and performing the edits in the app. It just provides a seamless flow of picture taking and editing all in one step. For the most part I find myself using the sharpness, brightness, and fade adjustment the most when editing inside of Instagram. Instagram is a convenient photo editing app when you know how to utilize environmental lighting conditions and composition to create the perfect shot on a good smartphone camera such as the iPhone 8+ and iPhone X.
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Photo editing apps are plentiful, but these are definitely some of the best photo editing apps for ease, robustness and convenience!